Do You Pay Stamp Duty on a Commercial Lease?

14th June 2021

SDLT on commercial leases can be very complex. Many tenants are unaware that Stamp Duty Land tax is payable on commercial leases – and may be…

Can I Avoid Paying Stamp Duty?

4th May 2021

Stamp duty land tax is the tax on the purchase of properties in England and Northern Ireland. There are some circumstances where you may be able…

The Property Planet Podcast

19th March 2021

I was a special guest on The Property Planet podcast, in this episode, I discuss the ever-increasing complex world of Stamp Duty. We discussed the issues…

Tax Implications of Inheriting a Farmhouse

18th March 2021

Inheriting a farmhouse can be done free of inheritance tax if it qualifies for IHT agricultural property relief. The relief applies to the agricultural value of…

Patrick Cannon: Why I started Cannon Chambers

6th January 2021

2020 will be seen by historians as a year of disruption and seismic change but also a year of new beginnings. Nationally we were hit by…

SDLT and Divorce: Transferring Property and the 3% Surcharge

4th November 2020

Stamp duty on a divorce or separation can be complicated and it is very important to take advantage of the exemptions from stamp duty available for…

Is Stamp Duty Payable on Transfer of Property Between Spouses?

24th September 2020

If you transfer a property to your spouse or civil partner there is no specific stamp duty relief for the transfer unless you are separating or…

Stamp Duty for Non-UK Residents

2nd September 2020

Do overseas buyers pay Stamp Duty land tax on UK property? Yes, at the moment Stamp Duty for non-UK residents is paid at the same rates…

Companies Accused of Furlough Fraud

25th August 2020

Companies accused of furlough fraud are on HMRC’s radar as they look into furlough fraud schemes following a report that HM Revenue & Customs is investigating…